Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire,
motivate and change the way pupils feel, think and act.
It is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an
important part in the personal development of people.
Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the
teaching and learning of music enables children to better
understand themselves and relate to others and the world they
teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and
appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgments about
musical quality. It
encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur
music-making, both individual and communal, thereby developing a
sense of group identity and togetherness.
Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also
be a highly academic and demanding subject.
increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic awareness,
sensitivity and fulfilment.
We provide opportunities for all children to create, play,
perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a
wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgments
about the quality of music.
At Newminster we try to
make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage
children to participate in a variety of musical experiences
through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children.
The aims of music teaching are to enable children to:
know and understand how sounds are made and then organized into
know how music is made through a variety of instruments;
know how music is composed and written down;
pupils’ sensitivity to, and their understanding and enjoyment
of, music, through an active involvement in listening,
performing and composing and appraising;
pupils to realize their individual creative potential and to
express themselves through music;
pupils to acquire and develop the inter-related musical skills
involved in performing, composing, listening and appraising;
develop pupils’ awareness and understanding of traditions,
idioms and music styles from a variety of cultures, times and
through music, pupils’ skills which contribute to learning
across the curriculum;
to the community and the school’s ethos.
All classes get 1 lesson of 55 minutes per week.
Year 5 are taught in form groups.
Years 6, 7 and 8 are taught in a carousel system (involving
Music, Design Technology and Food technology). Group sizes are
smaller and better suited for practical work.
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